The Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program (HETP) from the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ) has a simple mission, to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate business education and mentorship services for free to Hispanic small business owners.

​Their classes are instructed by bilingual subject-matter experts with real world experience and successful track records in their respective fields. Supplementing the classroom experience, existing business owners will be afforded the opportunity to be assigned a mentor/coach to more effectively implement strategy and cultivate ideas. Corporate sponsors shall also provide workshops designed to further enhance participant awareness of funding opportunities and critical skill sets.

Victor Garrido, CPA, EA is an alumnus of the 2017 edition, which was a few months after GG CPA Services was founded. The program instructed by Jazlyn L. Carvajal and Dr. Ian W. Marrero two brilliant minds with a huge desire to help the community. You can contact them through their consulting firm SOYD –

The program gave me tools and resources to become an entrepreneur. It allowed the exchange of ideas and constructive feedback to improve my business.

As an alumnus, Victor Garrido is still involved with the current programs as a speaker and mentor for its participants. Now, the HETP program is managed by Valeria Aloe, Program Manager (AlphaQuest Consulting – , Reina Valenzuela, MBA, Head Coach (Starfish Global – and Tatiana Orozco, Program Coach (Torozco Digital Marketing – which have expanded the reach of the program, promote this program in TV and other media, and added the Latina Entrepreneur curriculum.

These are the programs currently in place by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ):

Latina Entrepreneur Training Series –

Hispanic Entrepreneur Training Program  –

Throw Back to Video 2017 – HETP alumnus Victor Garrido –